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Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' (Second Early)

Pisum sativum

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Second Early

Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' is double podded, producing particularly heavy yields of up to 11 peas per 10cm (4") pod. This second early, wrinkle seeded variety carries its pods upon the top 30cm (12") of the stems, making them easier to harvest, with fewer backaches! This superb RHS AGM variety has a fabulous flavour and freezes nicely. Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' also shows good resistance to downy mildew and fusarium wilt. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 25cm (10").


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    • 1 packet (250 pea seeds)

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    • £2.99
Direct sow peas outdoors from March to June, once the soil as warmed. In mild areas, some hardy, early maturing cultivars may be sown in late autumn for overwintering. Choose a weed-free position on moist, fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Sow pea seed in flat bottomed drills at a distance of 5cm (2") apart, and 4cm (1½") deep. Allow a distance of 75cm (30") between rows. For successional crops, sow peas every 10 days.
Support pea plants with twiggy sticks, wire or netting as they grow, and use fine netting to protect pea crops from birds and pea moth damage. When growing peas, regular and thorough watering especially when in flower will improve crop yields. Harvest peas around 14 weeks after sowing when the pods have swollen. Regular picking will encourage further cropping.
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